Prep Baseball Roundup: Montesano drops first league game of season with loss to Tenino

Also: Elma picks up extra-inning win over Eatonville; Aberdeen loses pitcher’s duel to Shelton

It was a full slate of meaningful league matchups for five Twin Harbors teams as we review Tuesday’s prep baseball games.


Tenino 10, Montesano 6

One big inning proved costly for Montesano in a 10-6 loss to Tenino on Tuesday at Vessey Field in Montesano.

The Bulldogs (7-2 overall, 5-1 1A Evergreen) saw a 4-2 lead erased as the Beavers (4-0, 1-0) scored six runs in the top of the third on four singles, two walks, two hit batters and an error.

Monte never caught up as Tenino starting pitcher and University of Oregon commit Kellan Knox and reliever Cody Strawn allowed just one run over the final four innings to hand the Bulldogs their first league loss of the season.

PHOTO BY FOREST WORGUM Montesano’s Cam Taylor drives in a pair of runs with a base hit during a 10-6 loss to Tenino on Tuesday in Montesano.

PHOTO BY FOREST WORGUM Montesano’s Cam Taylor drives in a pair of runs with a base hit during a 10-6 loss to Tenino on Tuesday in Montesano.

Knox picked up the win, allowing three earned runs on four hits with a walk and three strikeouts in six innings pitched.

Montesano’s Skylar Bove took the loss, allowing six earned runs on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 2 1-3 innings pitched.

Bove and fellow Monte pitcher John Griffin (3.2 IP, 2R, 2ER, 4H, 2K, 2BB) and Kolson Hendrickson (IP, 0R, 0H, 2BB) combined to allow eight earned runs on 12 hits with six walks in the game.

PHOTO BY FOREST WORGUM Montesano short stop Bode Poler had two hits and scored two runs in a 10-6 loss to Tenino on Tuesday at Vessey Field in Montesano.

PHOTO BY FOREST WORGUM Montesano short stop Bode Poler had two hits and scored two runs in a 10-6 loss to Tenino on Tuesday at Vessey Field in Montesano.

The Bulldogs offense was led by infielder Bode Poler, who went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI.

Toren Crites also had a multi-hit game for Monte, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Montesano hosts first-place Elma in a 1A Evergreen League double header starting at noon on Saturday in Montesano.

Tenino 116 101 0 – 10 12 3

Montesano 131 000 1 – 6 8 2

WP: Knox (6 IP, 5R, 3ER, 4H, 3K, BB). LP: Bove (2.1 IP, 8R, 6ER, 8H, 2K, 2BB).

Leading hitters: Tenino – Feltus (3-4, 2R, 3RBI); Burkhardt (2-3, 2B, 3R); Hart (2-4, 2B, 2R); White (2-4, R, RBI); Sweet (1-3, R, RBI); Gonia (1-2, R, 3BB); Knox (1-4, RBI). Montesano – Poler (2-3, 2 2B, 2R, RBI); T. Crites (2-4, R); Johansen (1-3, R, RBI); Taylor (1-3, 2RBI); Wilson (1-2, R, 2RBI).

Shelton 1, Aberdeen 0

Aberdeen ended up on the wrong end of an extra-inning pitcher’s dual with a 1-0 loss to Shelton on Tuesday at Shelton High School.

The Bobcats (3-3, 1-3 2A Evergreen) and Highclimbers (2-3, 1-2) battled through eight scoreless innings of baseball as Aberdeen starting pitcher Hunter Eisele (7 IP, 0ER, 7H, 8K, 2BB) and Shelton’s Matt Carleton (8 IP, 0R, 0H, 7H, 14K, 2BB) shut down opposing offenses.

Shelton scored what turned out to be the only run of the game when Carl Turner stepped to the plate with two on and no outs and singled on the first pitch he saw from Cats reliever Bubba Jones, scoring Brad Eveland for a 1-0 lead in the top of the ninth inning.

Aberdeen had a golden opportunity to tie or win the game in the bottom half of the inning when Eisele led off with a double and pinch runner Mylan Bruner advanced to third on a Charlie Ancich single with no outs.

But Bruner was cut down at home on a Baylor Ainsworth comebacker to pitcher Austin Williams for the first out.

With the tying and winning runs on first and second, respectively, Williams struck out Gabe Matthews and Sam Schreiber to hand Aberdeen a hard-fought loss.

Eisele went a perfect 3-for-3 while Jones (2-3) also had a multi-hit game to lead the Bobcats.

Aberdeen faces Shelton at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Shelton 000 000 001 – 1 10 0

Aberdeen 000 000 000 – 0 7 2

WP: Williams (IP, 0R, 0H, 2K). LP: Jones (2 IP, R, ER, 3H, 3BB).

Leading hitters: Shelton – Rhodes (2-4); Wagner (2-5); Williams (2-5); Turner (2-3, RBI); Eveland (1-3, R); Carleton (1-5). Aberdeen – Eisele (3-3); Jones (2-3); Baker (1-4).

Elma 4, Eatonville 3

Elma’s Cole Gustafson came up with a clutch hit when the Eagles needed it in a 4-3 extra-inning win over Eatonville on Tuesday in Eatonville.

Elma (5-1, 4-0 1A Evergreen) and the Cruisers (1-4, 0-3) were locked in a 3-3 dead heat at the end of the sixth inning.

In the Eagles’ top of the ninth, senior outfielder Carter Studer worked a two-out walk, stole second and came in to score the eventual game-winning run on Gustafson’s ground-ball single to center field.

Elma reliever Grant Vessey did the rest, retiring the bottom half of the ninth on a strikeout followed by two fly outs to Eastin Wright in left field to secure the win.

Eagles starting pitcher Brody Palmer pitched four innings of no-hit, scoreless baseball and had eight strikeouts and two walks before giving way to Studer, who allowed three runs – two earned – on six hits with two strikeouts in two innings of relief.

“Took us nine innings to do it, but we got it done,” Elma head coach Travis Vessey said. “Our pitching staff continues to perform well for us. We still have some cleanup to do on the mental side but I was proud of our guys for staying in this one and not letting it slip away. In this league we will take every win we can get.”

Eatonville starter Payton Hanly took a no decision, allowing three runs – two earned – on five hits and a walk while striking out 13 against Elma.

Wright (2-4, RBI) and TJ Dunlap (2-4) led Elma’s offense with two hits apiece.

Elma hosts Rochester in a non-league matchup at 4 p.m. on Wednesday in Elma.

The Eagles face Montesano in an important East County Rivalry double header on Saturday. The showdown is set to start at high noon at Vessey Field in Montesano.

Elma 020 010 001 – 4 8 1

Eatonville 000 021 000 – 3 8 1

WP: Vessey (3 IP, 0R, 2H, 2K); LP: Archer (2 IP, R, ER, 3H, BB).

Leading hitters: Elma – Wright (2-4, RBI); Dunlap (2-4); Studer (1-3, R, 2RBI); Gustafson (1-3, R, RBI); McGaffey (1-3, R); Palmer (1-4, R). Eatonville – Archer (2-5, RBI); Evans (2-3, 2B, R); Sepich (2-4); Thirtyacre (1-4, 2B, RBI); Ruvalcaba (1-3, R, RBI).

Ocosta 17, Chief Leschi 0

Undefeated Ocosta had little issues dispatching of winless Chief Leschi in the first game of a double header on Tuesday in Westport.

The Wildcats (5-0, 2-0 2B Pacific) scored 15 runs in the second inning to end the game early via the mercy rule.

Mark Sevilla (2-2, 2 2B, 3R, 2RBI) and Caden Arbona (2-3, R, 3RBI) led an Ocosta offense that had nine hits from seven different players and benefited from nine errors by the Warriors (0-7, 0-5).

Chief Leschi 00 – 0 0 9

Ocosta 1(15) – 17 9 0

WP: Martin (2 IP, 0R, 0H, 6K, BB). LP: n/a

Leading hitters: Ocosta – Sevilla (2-2, 2 2B, 3R, 2RBI); Arbona (2-3, R, 3RBI); Martin (1-3, 2R, 2RBI); White (1-3, 2R, 3RBI); Bottleson (1-1, 2R, RBI); Wyland (1-1, 2R, 2RBI); Roehrich (1-1, RBI); McGowan (0-2, 2R, RBI).

Ocosta 17, Chief Leschi 2

The second game of Ocosta’s twin bill against Chief Leschi resembled the first, with the Wildcats using a big inning to propel themselves to a quick mercy-rule victory.

Ocosta scored 15 times in the first inning as Chief Leschi pitchers walked 10 Wildcats batters in the frame.

Ocosta’s Caden Arbona had a three-run double and Alex McGowan drove in a run with a triple in the frame.

A Mark Sevilla RBI double followed by David Marquez scoring on an error closed out the 15-run rule victory at 17-2 in the second inning.

Arbona went 2-for-2 and drove in five runs to lead Ocosta.

The Wildcats play a non-league game at Naselle at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Chief Leschi 11 – 2 0 4

Ocosta (15)2 – 17 5 1

WP: Arbona (1.1 IP, R, 0ER, 0H, 3K, 2BB). LP: n/a

Leading hitters: Ocosta – Arbona (2-2, 2B, 5RBI); Sevilla (1-2, 2B, 2R, 3RBI); McGowan (1-1, R, RBI); Dungey (1-1, 2B, 2R, RBI); Beard (0-1, R, RBI, BB); Avila-Garcia (0-0, 2R, RBI, BB); Bonina (0-1, R, RBI, BB); Martin (0-0, 2R, RBI, BB).

Forks 10, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 6

Pe Ell-Willapa Valley lost for the first time this season with a 10-6 defeat at the hands of the Forks Spartans in the first game of a double header on Tuesday in Forks.

The Titans (5-1, 2-1 2B Pacific) fell behind 7-0 after three innings but cut into the deficit with three runs in the top of the fourth thanks in large part to a two-run single off the bat of Connor “Cheese” Keeton.

Forks responded with a three spot in the bottom of the fifth followed by PWV adding three runs in the top of the sixth capped by a Max Jarvis RBI single to close out the scoring.

Keeton (1-2, R, 2RBI, BB) and Brayden Ruddell (2-4, 2R) had multi-hit games for the Titans.

Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 000 303 0 — 6 9 0

Forks 052 030 X — 10 13 3

WP: Rogers (5 IP, 3R, 2ER, 5H, 8K). LP: Smaciarz (4 IP, 10R, 9ER, 11H, 3K, 2BB).

Leading hitters: PWV – Ruddell (2-4, 2R); Keeton (1-2, 2RBI, R, BB); Smaciarz (1-3, 2B, R, RBI); Howard (1-4, 2B, R); Lusk (1-4, R); Keeton (1-2, R, 2RBI); Clements (0-3, RBI); Jarvis (1-3, RBI); Young (1-3); King (1-2). Forks – Hernandez (4-4, 3B, 2R, 5RBI); Olson (3-4, 3RBI); Rawley (2-2, 3R, RBI); Highfield (1-2, 3R, RBI); Davis (1-3), Salazar (1-4); Micheau (1-4, R).

Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 9, Forks 5

PWV rallied for six runs in the fifth en route to a 9-5 victory over Forks in the nightcap.

Trailing 5-3 heading to the bottom of the sixth, PWV scored six runs on RBI singles by Max Jarvis, Blake Howard and Cheese Keeton sandwiched around a Brayden Ruddell fielder’s choice RBI ground out to take a 9-5 lead.

PWV starting pitcher Keeton (6 IP, 5R, 3ER, 6H, 4K, 4BB) and reliever Jarvis (IP, 0R, 0H, 2K) did the rest, holding Forks to scoreless over the final two innings to hand the Spartans (4-2, 3-1) their first league defeat of the season.

Jarvis (2-3, 2RBI), Liam Smaciarz (2-3, R, RBI)and Aiden Young (2-4, R, RBI) led PWV’s offense with two hits each.

The Titans host Mossyrock in a non-league game at 3 p.m. on Friday in Pe Ell.

Forks 010 310 0 – 5 6 4

PWV 300 060 x – 9 10 2

WP: Keeton (6 IP, 5R, 3ER, 6H, 4K, 4BB). LP: Hernandez (4.1 IP, 8R, 4ER, 6H, 2K, 5BB).

Leading hitters: PWV – Jarvis (2-3, 2RBI); Smaciarz (2-3, R, RBI); Young (2-4, R, RBI); King (1-3, 2B, R); Keeton (1-4, 2R, RBI); Howard (1-4, R, RBI); Lusk (1-4, R). Forks – Salazar (1-4, R, 2RBI); Hernandez (1-3); Olson (1-4, R); Davis (1-3, R); Micheau (1-4, R); Delgato (1-3, 2RBI).

Other scores

Ilwaco 22, North Beach 0